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Sushma Swaraj, L.K Advani, Omar Abdullah Pay Last Respect To Sheila Dikshit

Sheila Dikshit, the three-time chief minister of Delhi and senior Congress leader, passed away on Saturday afternoon after a prolonged illness at the age of 81. At 3:55 pm, when she took her last breath at Fortis Escorts Hospital, a glorious chapter of Delhi's rise to 21st century came to an end. Sheila Dikshit was the longest reigning chief minister of Delhi, serving for 15 years from 1998 to 2013. Former CM Sheila Dikshit will be accorded a state funeral today. Her last rites will take place at Nigam Bodh Ghat at 2:30 pm. The Delhi government had declared two-day mourning in the national capital as a mark of respect for her. PM Modi, Rajnath Singh, Sonia Gandhi, Manmohan Singh and other top leaders paid their respects to Sheila Dikshit at her residence on Saturday. All the bigwigs of the Congress and other political parties are expected to attend the last rites.
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Sushma Swaraj pronunciation (born 14 February 1952) is an Indian politician, former Supreme Court lawyer and the current Minister of External Affairs of India, in office since 26 May 2014. A leader of Bharatiya Janata Party, Swaraj is the second woman to be India's Minister of External Affairs, after Indira Gandhi... More